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    Hi, I'd like to know a native speaker's opinion; is it possible to use "how" in this sentence to have the same meaning of "to be like" or "to look like"

    sentence: I don't know HOW I want my ideal partner

    could it have the same meaning as :
    I don't know what my ideal partner is /look like

    Thanks a lot .Rip.

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    Re: How

    "How" I want someone sounds like your a cannibal. Breaded and fried, perhaps.

    What I want him/her to be like. What I want him/her to look like. What sort of person I want.

    If you say "be" like, then you mean more about the personality and character, and not so much looks.


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